“Nigeria is too Weak to Break”, Says Lamido

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By Adams Aliyu, Kano

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido of Jigawa was quoted last week as saying that Nigeria cannot break up because members of the elite are united in preserving their advantages over the masses irrespective of their differences of tribe and religion.

Nigeria, he said, “is too weak to break. Who will break it? The ordinary person in Jigawa or the ordinary person in Sokoto or the ordinary person in Bayelsa? Is it the Igbo vulcaniser or the Yoruba woman selling kerosene by the roadside or the okada man in Delta? They don’t have the capacity to unite because they are burdened by poverty. We have taken away from them their dignity, their self-esteem, their pride and self-worth so that they cannot even organize.

“Up there, we (elite) unite . . . we will never allow Nigeria to break because once it breaks, we will lose. But the common man loses nothing. What is he losing? He is already in hell; he cannot lose anything more than this hell.” He said

Reacting to Lamido’s statement, Veteran Journalist, Victor Omada stated that the statement need no second thought.

According to him, “this is Straight from the horse’s mouth! A candid admission that it is the elite, who run Nigeria’s affairs, that have kept “the common man” squalid, wretched and “in hell” despite the nation’s enormous oil wealth. We see the ruling elite quarreling and calling each other bad names—but it’s just a game intended to fool the public: in reality they are quite united in quietly sharing the money and delivering little or nothing to their various constituencies. They have a stake in keeping the country exactly as it is—weak and confused and easy to exploit.”

5 Replies to ““Nigeria is too Weak to Break”, Says Lamido”

  1. Well what Governor lamido said concerning the elite and the poor in Nigeria is correct to some extent but let me
    disagree little bit! He does not understand the bitterness in the south east and Niger delta. He comes from the north of Nigeria and does not believe that the entire Nigeria need overhauling. Unless there’s restructuring in Nigeria, This country called Nigeria will not exist in atleast ten years from now. Time is running out.Remember the Soviet union despite the vast nuclear powers was able to dissolve, so Nigeria will within ten years disappear if the current trend continues.

    1. Well said Mr. Maxwell, I will completely disagree with you rather agree with Lamido. If ibos mean to leave they will definitely but just that they are unsure of their future ,if Yoruba did not support them knowing the fact that Yorubas can be deadly in sabotage. They don’t wanna die,they like life hence they will continue to play forth and back.
      Do Nigerians need to wait ten more years to take control of their Life? Please go to the history of the country you have used as an example then you will be convinced that it is now not later . It is normally done when the tension is high not when they start giving you little change as bribe. We all know them as a politician.
      Simple, we should all agreed that Nigerians are not ripe for democracy. It’s a borrowed system which has never been working for Nigerians and Africans as a whole because of our selfishness and laziness.
      More on my lips but …….
      Tunde Oloyede.

  2. I often respect Lamido for not being timid, at least he speaks up.
    However, he said the mind of his constituency, he does not know the other side of the coin.
    It is written that :’In riches, men lack Wisdom, they are like Animals in the forest’.
    Consequently, the wisdom that will lead to the he end of the evil in question, is never made available to the so called elite.
    Let them watch their back. For when men feed so fat, they challenge their god’s for a fight.
    This is what the Nigeria elite are doing today.
    It is further written in the Holy Script : ‘even great nations come to an end’.
    If there is leadership, Lamido will be very correct.
    But you know the obvious.
    A classical truth in history has it that;’he who makes, who make peaceful revolution impossible, makes violent revolution inevitable’.
    This revolution has suddenly become inevitable. This is simply because, the will of heroes, is the wheel of history!
    From Philosopher Chris Ozoude.
    Author of: Youthhood in Africa
    Sacred Stones Lay Scattered
    (Just Goggle).
    Also: Heroes in Exile. Yet to be online.

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